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Short and Really Scary



Saturday, August 11 - 4:30pm at Roxie Film Center

Monday, August 13 - 9:30pm at Roxie Film Center


Rhyme Animal
Directed by Phil Roc
Cast: Craig 'muMs' Grant, Al Thompson, Bridget Barkan
USA, 2007, 22 min
www.myspace.com/philrocnyc

In a radio interview, rapper 'Shiva' espouses a cryptic philosophy founded on the Religious virtues of consumption and destruction. Are his cannibalistic lyrics really just part of his act?


Red Harvest
Directed by Dylan Griffith
Cast: Blaine Hogan, Samantha Simon, Donovan White
USA, 2007, 22 min

The crop is excellent, it's been properly packaged to travel - so it's time to deliver the bud and get paid $40,000. But be careful not to run over any children on the way.


Anonymity
Directed by Shad Clark
Cast: Mary Ann Rossi, Corbett Trubey, Alan Dorr
USA, 2005, 7 min
www.shadclark.com

A prelude to Bay Area filmmaker Shad Clark's upcoming feature film: a young woman struggles to free her jailed lover from a sadistic stranger in a HazMat suit. And we just heard that Anonymity was selected to screen on IFC's Media Lab - congratulations Shad!


Criticized
Directed by Richard Gale
Cast: Bryan Rohan, Jon Lynd
USA, 2007, 18 min
http://www.criticizedmovie.com/
www.richard-gale.com

A prominent film critic writes a scathing review of a new horror film, and is abducted by the film's mentally unstable director. The first horror film from Emmy Award-winner Richard Gale is an eye-opening experience.


Meter Maid Me Massacre
Directed by Cecil B. Feeder
Cast: Dennis Ruel, Gino Kang Ruthless Pescara and the Fly Without Wires Crew
USA, 2006, 19 min
www.cecilbfeeder.com

Are you emotionally prepared for the Gone with the Wind of Bay Area meter-maid-zombie, martial arts films? One man plays a crucial role in a violent uprising against San Francisco's evil parking Czar.

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